African American Legislators (1867–1899)

The following list includes all African American members of the Convention of 1867–1868, House of Delegates, Senate of Virginia, and U.S. House of Representatives. MORE...

 

Convention of 1867–1868

  • William H. Andrews (b. ca. 1839), from Surry County.
  • James D. Barrett (1833–1903), from Fluvanna County.
  • Thomas Bayne (ca. 1824–1888), from Norfolk.
  • J. W. D. Bland (1844–1870), from Prince Edward County.
  • William Breedlove (ca. 1820–1871), from Essex County.
  • John Brown (ca. 1830–after 1900), from Southampton County.
  • David Canada (fl. 1867–1869), from Halifax County.
  • James B. Carter (ca. 1816–1870), from Chesterfield County.
  • Joseph Cox (ca. 1835­–1880), from Richmond.
  • Willis A. Hodges, from Princess Anne County.
  • Joseph R. Holmes, from Charlotte County.
  • Peter K. Jones (ca. 1834–1895), from Greensville County.
  • Samuel F. Kelso, from Campbell County.
  • Lewis Lindsey (1843–1908), from Richmond.
  • Peter G. Morgan (1817–1890), from Petersburg.
  • William P. Mosely, from Goochland County.
  • Francis "Frank" Moss, from Buckingham County.
  • Edward Nelson, from Charlotte County.
  • Daniel M. Norton (d. 1918), from Yorktown.
  • John Robinson (1825 or 1826–1908), from Cumberland County.
  • James T. S. Taylor (1840–1918), from Albemarle County.
  • George Teamoh (1818–after 1887), from Portsmouth.
  • Burwell Toler (ca. 1822–1880), from Hanover County.
  • John Watson, from Mecklenburg County.

House of Delegates

  • William H. Andrews (b. ca. 1839), from Surry County, 1870–1871, Republican.
  • William H. Ash (1859–1908), from Nottoway County, 1887–1888, Republican.
  • Britton Baskerville (1863–1892), from Mecklenburg County, 1887–1888, Republican.
  • Edward D. Bland (1848–1927), from Prince George County, 1879–1884, Republican.
  • Phillip S. Bolling (ca. 1849–1892), from Cumberland County, elected 1883, Republican. Ruled ineligible.
  • Samuel P. Bolling (1819–1900), from Cumberland County, 1883–1887, Readjuster.
  • Tazewell Branch (1828–1925), from Prince Edward County, 1874–1877, Republican.
  • William H. Brisby (1836­–1916), from New Kent County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Goodman Brown (1840–1929), from Surry County, 1887–1888, Republican.
  • Peter Jacob Carter (1845–1886), from Northampton County, 1871–1878, Republican.
  • Matt Clark (ca. 1844–after 1892), from Halifax County, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • George William Cole (d. after June 10, 1880), from Essex County, 1879–1880, Republican.
  • Asa Coleman (d. after February 24, 1893), from Halifax County, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • Johnson Collins (1847–1906), from Brunswick County, 1879–1880, Republican-Readjuster.
  • Aaron Commodore (1819 or 1820–1892), from Essex County, 1875–1877. Republican.
  • Miles Connor (d. 1893), from Norfolk County, 1875–1877, Republican.
  • Henry Cox (1832–after 1910), from Powhatan County, 1869–1877, Republican.
  • Isaac Dabbs (ca. 1848–after 1910), from Charlotte County, 1875–1877, Republican.
  • McDowell Delaney (ca. 1844–after 1924), from Amelia County, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • Amos A. Dodson (1856–1888), from Mecklenburg County, 1883–1884, Readjuster.
  • Shed Dungee (1831–1900), from Cumberland County, 1879–1882, Republican-Readjuster.
  • Jesse Dungey (ca. 1820–1884), from King William County, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • Isaac Edmundson (ca. 1840–1927), from Halifax County, 1869–1871, Conservative.
  • Ballard T. Edwards (ca. 1828–1881), from Powhatan County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Joseph P. Evans (1835­–1889), from Petersburg, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • William D. Evans (ca. 1831–1900), from Prince Edward County, 1877–1880, Republican.
  • William W. Evans (d. 1892), from Petersburg, 1887–1888, Republican.
  • William Faulcon (1841–by 1904), from Surry County, 1885–1887, Republican.
  • George Fayerman (d. 1890), from Petersburg, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • James A. Fields (1844–1903), from Newport News, 1889–1890, Republican.
  • A. Q. Franklin (1852–1924), from Charles City County, 1889–1890, Republican.
  • John Freeman, from Halifax County, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • William Gilliam, from Prince George County, 1871–1875, Republican.
  • James P. Goodwyn, from Petersburg, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • Armistead Green (d. 1892), from Petersburg, 1881–1884, Readjuster.
  • Robert G. Griffin, from James City County, 1883–1884, Republican.
  • Nathaniel M. Griggs, from Prince Edward County, 1883–1884, Republican.
  • Ross Hamilton, from Mecklenburg county, 1869–1882, 1889–1890, Republican.
  • Alfred W. Harris (1853–1920), from Dinwiddie County, 1881–1888, Republican.
  • H. Clay Harris, from Halifax County, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • Henry C. Hill, from Amelia County, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • Charles E. Hodges, from Portsmouth, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • John Q. Hodges, from Princess Anne County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Henry Johnson (1842–1922), from Amelia County, 1889–1890, Republican.
  • Benjamin F. Jones, from King William County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • James R. Jones, from Mecklenburg County, 1885–1887, Republican.
  • Peter K. Jones (ca. 1834–1895), from Greensville County, 1869–1877, Republican.
  • Robert G. W. Jones, from Charles City County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Rufus S. Jones, from Hampton, 1871–1875, Republican.
  • William H. Jordan, from Petersburg, 1885–1887, Republican.
  • Alexander G. Lee, from Portsmouth, 1877–1878, Republican.
  • Neverson Lewis, from Powhatan County, 1879–1882, Republican.
  • James F. Lipscomb (1830–1893), from Cumberland County, 1869–1877, Republican.
  • William P. Lucas, from Louisa County, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • John W. B. Matthews, from Petersburg, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • J. B. Miller Jr., from Goochland County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Peter G. Morgan (1817–1890), from Petersburg, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Francis "Frank" Moss, from Buckingham County, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • Armistead S. Nickens (1836­–1906), from Lancaster County, 1871–1875, Republican.
  • F. S. Norton (d. 1893), from Williamsburg, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Robert Norton (d. by October 17, 1898), from Yorktown, 1869–1882, Republican-Readjuster.
  • Alexander Owen, from Halifax County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Littleton Owens, from Princess Anne County, 1879–1882, Republican.
  • R. G. L. Paige (1846–1904), from Norfolk, 1871–1875, 1879–1882, Republican-Readjuster.
  • William H. Patterson, from Charles City County, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • Caesar Perkins (1839–1910), from Buckingham County, 1869–1871, 1878–1888, Republican-Readjuster.
  • Fountain M. Perkins (1816 or 1817–1896), from Louisa County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • John W. Poindexter, from Louisa County, 1875–1877, Republican.
  • Joseph B. Pope, from Southampton County, 1879–1880, Readjuster.
  • Guy Powell, from Brunswick County, 1881–1882, Republican.
  • William H. Ragsdale, from Charlotte County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • John H. Robinson, from Elizabeth City County, 1887–1888, Republican.
  • Robert D. Ruffin (1842–1916), from Alexandria, 1875–1876, Republican.
  • Archer Scott, from Nottoway County, 1875–1877, 1879–1884, Republican.
  • George Lewis Seaton (ca. 1822–1881), from Alexandria, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Dabney Smith, from Charlotte County, 1881–1882, Republican.
  • Henry D. Smith, from Greensville County, 1879–1880, Republican.
  • Robert M. Smith, from Hampton, 1875–1877, Republican.
  • William N. Stevens (1850–1891), from Sussex County, 1869–1879, Republican.
  • John B. Syphax, from Alexandria County, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • Henry Turpin, from Goochland County, 1871–1873, Republican.
  • John Watson, from Mecklenburg County, 1869–1870, Republican.
  • Maclin C. Wheeler, from Brunswick County, 1883–1884, Republican.
  • Robert H. Whitaker, from Brunswick County, 1875–1877, Republican.
  • Ellis Wilson, from Dinwiddie County, 1869–1871, Republican.

Senate of Virginia

  • J. W. D. Bland (1844–1870), from Prince Edward County, 1869–1870, Republican.
  • Cephas L. Davis (ca. 1839–1907), from Mecklenburg County, 1879–1880, Republican.
  • John M. Dawson (1829–1913), from Norfolk, 1874–1877, Republican.
  • Joseph P. Evans (1835–1889), from Petersburg, 1874–1875, Republican.
  • Nathaniel M. Griggs, 1887–1890, Republican.
  • James R. Jones, from Mecklenburg County, 1876–1877, Republican.
  • Isaiah L. Lyons (1843–1871), from Hampton, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • William P. Mosely, from Goochland County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Francis "Frank" Moss, from Buckingham County, 1869–1871, Republican.
  • Daniel M. Norton (d. 1918), from Yorktown, 1871–1873, 1877–1887, Republican-Readjuster.
  • Guy Powell, from Brunswick County, 1875–1878, Republican.
  • John Robinson (1825 or 1826–1908), from Cumberland County, 1869–1873, Republican.
  • William N. Stevens (1850–1891), from Sussex County, 1881–1882, Republican.
  • George Teamoh (1818–after 1887), from Portsmouth, 1869–1871, Republican.

U.S. House of Representatives

References

Further Reading
Jackson, Luther Porter. Negro Office-Holders in Virginia, 1865–1895. Norfolk, Virginia: Guide Quality Press, 1945.
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